England International Name Super Eagles Player As His Toughest Opponent

Sao Tome and Principe line up against the Super Eagles before kick-off.

A Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw, has identified ex Super Eagles player Victor Moses as his toughest opponent npflupdates.com reports.

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Victor Moses was with the Super Eagles of Nigeria when they won the 2013 African Cup Of Nations AFCON, title in South Africa.

The before his move away from England, played for Wigan Athletic, before securing a more Lucrative a move to the Stanford Bridge in 2012.

And in on of those days he played in England, he came across a very young 17-year-old Luke Shaw; who was then playing for Southampton FC.

In a resurfaced 2020 interview with the United Website, as quoted by TalkSport, the Three Lions defender, heaped praises on Moses, citing his quickness, quick-feetand strength on the ball.

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According to the Manchester United defender, his encounter against Moses was one to remember; arguing that maybe his age played a key role in his difficulties at that time.

Victor Moses helped Chelsea with the English Premier League title in 2017.
Victor Moses posing with the English Premier League title.

Former Super Eagles player identified by Luke Shaw as toughest opponent

“People always think I’m joking, but one of my hardest games ever was against Moses when I was coming in as a 17-year-old at Southampton,” Shaw said as was quoted by Soccernet Nigeria.

“Maybe because I was so young. He was really quick, direct, strong, and that was a challenge for me.

At Chelsea, Moses won the English Premier League (EPL) title in the 2016/2017 season. He also won the the English FA Cup in 2018; at Chelsea also, he was able to win a UEFA Europa League title.

Victor Moses in 2013 helped the Super Eagles win its third AFCON title
Victor Moses posing with the AFCON title.

The former Super Eagles assistant Captain, now only his trade in Russia, playing for Spartak Moscow. But before the permanent move to Russia, Moses has endured loan spells at Inter Milan, Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.

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The 31-year-old professionally retired from international football after the 2018 FIFA men’s world cup tournament in Russia, where the Super Eagles crashed out of the group stages.

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